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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Getting your act together? There are apps for that!

Moms have minimal time and maximum stress. We have bills to pay, medical appointments to schedule, kids to pick up, lunches to pack, laundry to fold and — every once in a while — friends to catch up with. Fortunately, most of us have smartphones, and the right apps can help with everything from scheduling […]

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Parenting in the Digital Age: Helping parents understand social media risks

Jessica Swarner is not a parent. But two things prompted her interest in helping parents better understand social media trends and ways to keep children safe online. While brainstorming for her honors thesis for Arizona State University’s Barrett, the Honors College, Swarner heard about the murder of a young girl linked to someone the girl […]

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12 cool apps for tracking homework, encouraging chores

Being able to pull up all my kids’ chores on my phone has been a blessing and a curse. The convenience of assigning chores and special projects through a smartphone app as they pop into my head (as opposed to when I find a full load of laundry shoved underneath my daughter’s bed) can’t be […]

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Guidance on technology for toddlers

I received a press release for a new book, Toddlers on Technology (AuthorHouse, 2013) and my first thought was, shouldn’t the pages be blank? Toddlers don’t need technology—they need to be playing with blocks and books and looking for bugs in the dirt, right? But “digitods,” the authors’ name for toddlers growing up in a […]

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Penguin hijinks for kids

Buckeye writer Erin Davis wrote an app for iPhone and iPad called “The Pete and Sneakers Bath and Bedtime Show,” about two penguins who have their own personal styles: pragmatic for Pete and zany for Sneakers. The app features a humorous look at bed and bath rituals. Note, though, in the screenshot, that both Pete […]

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